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Children’s Feet

Conveniently located to serve Portland, Lake Oswego, & West Linn

Boutique Podiatry Oregon Institute of Foot Care Lake Oswego
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Child Foot Development

Your child’s feet serve a very important role in their daily lives. Your child’s feet may be painful or you may just have concerns about how they walk or their development. Issues with your child’s feet deserve a visit to Oregon Institute of Foot Care. Your child’s feet should be healthy so they can grow, develop, and learn without hindrance.
At Oregon Institute of Foot Care, Dr. Manson can evaluate your child’s feet and discuss any concerns you may have. Your child doesn’t need to live with foot pain; in most cases, your child’s foot pain can be treated with conservative treatments.
A visit to Oregon Institute of Foot Care can help you resolve your child’s foot issue before it becomes chronic and debilitating.

Causes and Treatments of Children’s Foot Pain

Because children’s feet are still developing, many health issues can occur. Below are some of the most common foot issues for children, along with their causes and potential treatment options.
Ingrown toenails
Ingrown toenails are one of the leading causes of toenail pain. It occurs when the side of a toenail grows into the skin. This causes the skin to become red, swollen, and painful. It can even drain and become infected if left untreated. Dr. Manson is an Ingrown Toenail Specialist and often performs multiple ingrown toenail removal procedures daily.
Flat Feet
Flat feet is a common concern among parents. You may want to know if they will grow out of it, if it will cause problems in the future, and if anything can be done about it. Some of the time a child will grow out of flat feet and in people who don’t, it may or may not cause problems in the future. In some cases, physical therapy and orthotics can help to reduce any pain or discomfort associated with flat feet.
Broken Toes
Broken toes usually result from trauma, like kicking something or dropping something on them. Toe fractures can often be treated conservatively with immobilization and rest. Rarely, surgical correction is required.
Plantar Warts
Plantar warts are common on children’s feet and can be painful when on the bottom of the foot. Dr. Manson can treat your child’s plantar warts so they don’t have to suffer and can get back to the activities they want to do.
Sever’s Disease
Sever’s disease is an inflammation of the growth plate on the heel bone. It affects growing children and adolescents. It is often treated conservatively with immobilization, ice, anti-inflammatory medications and rest. It is important to not use Aspirin if Sever’s disease is suspected as it can lead to a rare but life threatening condition called Reye syndrome.
In-toeing, Out-Toeing, and toe walking
In-toeing, Out-toeing, and toe walking are common concerns among parents. You want to know if they will grow out of it, if it will cause problems in the future, and if anything can be done about it. Most of the time a child will grow out of these conditions, however, in some cases physical therapy and orthotics can help to speed up the process and reduce any pain or discomfort associated with the condition.

Coming in for Examinations

It is important for parents to bring their children in for regular examinations to ensure their podiatric health. Coming in for a check-up once a year will cover most scenarios, but if the child is experiencing irregular symptoms, they need to come in as soon as possible.

Certain types of foot problems can be indicative of underlying issues that might affect the child’s overall health. These issues can progress in severity, creating other problems that could have been prevented if treated sooner. There is no sense in waiting for the issue to get worse before seeking out medical attention.

Cost of Treatment for Children’s Feet

Several factors can impact the cost of getting treatment for problems affecting children’s feet. These factors can be discussed when parents and their children come in for a consultation.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about common health issues affecting children’s feet, Portland patients can schedule a consultation at the Oregon Institute of Foot Care. Contact us today for your appointment.

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At Oregon Institute of Foot Care, we care about healthy, happy, beautiful feet. We strive to provide personalized foot care and achieve the outcomes, both functionally and cosmetically, that our patients desire. What sets OIFC apart is our dedication to providing the highest quality care available, utilizing the latest medical techniques and technologies, educating patients to make well-informed health care decisions, and restoring foot and ankle function as quickly and beautifully as possible. Our mission is to give you healthy, happy, beautiful feet.


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